Patent Applied For: Some Inventions That Were Never Heard Of Again | Scienceray
An odd device patented in Britain in 1904 by a Prussian count, Vladimir Skorzewski, was a compressed air walking assister. It consisted of a seat and handlebars, shock absorbers, and leg extensions and soles attached to stirrups. The count's notion was that the shock absorbers at the contraption's joints would function much like a series of miniature pogo sticks. The user could bound along the street and still enjoy the comforts of sitting down while "walking".
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